Friday, February 18, 2011

Macroflowers: delphinium

I have joined this meme for a while now, and I am loving it. First I love flowers. Second, the badge for this meme is the North Borneo Orchid.

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Macro Flower Saturday
Bluberry craft and hobby time

The name delphinium comes from the Greek word delphis, a reference to the flower's resemblance to the bottle-like nose of the dolphin.

I am not very sure if this is Delphinium. A florist said it is. Will some one please confirm?

At Bastion Point, they grew lots of this.


Ginny Hartzler said...

It does kind of look like it, is it growing in your yard? Love the blue!

Maia said...

Yes, they are delphiniums but a beautiful cultivar, not the wild one.
This double petaled variety is gorgeous. Despite their delicate look, they are hardy flowers.
Lovely selection of photos Ann.

Maia T said...

I came back to answer your question.
Primrose (Primula) and evening primrose are totally different species, they have nothing in common.While evening primrose has a lovely scent, the flower and the foliage are not at all showy.
Have a great weekend!

Lui said...

What tall beauties, Ann!

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

Simply Gorgeous! The colors are wonderful and so TALL! thanks for hooking up to flowers on Saturday!

Katie said...

Those are incredibly tall and full of beautiful blooms!!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

These are grown in a public park where almost every tourists to New Zealand are taken too. The flowers are in top condition. They rotate the kind of flowers, so at different seasons, they grow different flowers.

Jama said...

They are so beautiful! love their gorgeous colours.

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Delightful summer flowers;

Judy said...

I had never seen delphiniums till I went to the garden at the college. They are beautiful flowers, and some of the colours can be so intense! I love the way you have photographed them!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Very lovely flowers!
Thanks for dropping by at my TF post..

Maia T said...

Ann dear, are you OK?
I don't know where exactly do you live but hope you are far enough from Christchurch and you are safe.
My thoughts are with you, take care!